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Scampton Commemorative Stained Glass Window
of plans for a stained glass window in Scampton Church and an appeal to contribute
of Britain Conservation Trust
of Britain Conservation Trust aims to preserve and protect our priceless airfields
as well as educate the nation to the rich heritage and contribution they have
made to our society both past and present.
World War II Allied Aircraft Crashes in the Netherlands & North Sea
interesting and very well produced site giving details of crashes in the Netherlands
and North Sea
World War 2 Talk
discussing all World War 2 subjects
Memorial Book webpage is dedicated to the lives of those who have died selflessly
serving their country. It has been created by the team at www.friendsandrelations.com
to bring comfort and solace to those who have lost loved ones in times of
conflict. Through the sharing of recollections and photographs, the Online
Memorial Books, shown here, celebrate precious times by keeping fond memories
alive for family and friends across the world.
RAF Benevolent Fund 1940 Chronicle
RAF Benevolent Fund are running a project to mark the 70th anniversary of
the Battle of Britain.The aim of the campaign is to bring the Battle to life
online, to demonstrate the impact of war on serving personnel and to show
our appreciation to those who served 70 years ago and those who continue to
serve in the RAF today.
More ways you can get involved are outlined at http://www.1940chronicle.com/day-of-action
214 Squadrons started from similar roots during WW1.
The Memories Recovered Project is a tribute
to veterans, beginning with those who served during World War II (1939-1945)
and the Korean War (1950-53). Interviews with those involved with more recent
conflicts and peacekeeping efforts will follow.
Through video production, this project documents historical events and stories
of the survivors, both overseas and here in Canada, thus providing a means
for veterans to pass on memories of their personal experiences
in Canadas military to current and future generations.
interseting site including photographs from the 214 tanker years. This site
was compiled by Pete Biggadike who spent 5 years with No 214 Squadron from
1972 until 1977.
198 Squadron Archives
A very comprehensive site of the highest standards covering the activities
and history of the RAF 198 Fighter Squadron. This is a first and last stop
for friends and family of the 198 and those researching the fighter Squadrons.
The numerous rare photographs and first hand accounts also make it a must
visit for those who simply enjoy reading about military aviation or WW2 history.
is dedicated to the men and women who served with 4 Group, Bomber Command,
51 Squadron during World War II and to all those who gave the supreme sacrifice.
100 Group Association
Janine Harrington, Secretary
RAF 100 Group Association
7 Ashley Court
Tel: 01723 512544
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
and display flying.
Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War Amendments &
was launched on 11 July 2008 and was setup with Bill Chorley, author of the
9 volume series of books.
war 2 ex RAF Contacts
World war 2 ex RAF friends and lost pals
Re-uniting ex RAF friends and lost pals
War Graves Commission
Are Established by Royal Charter in 1917, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
pays tribute to the 1,700,000 men and women of the Commonwealth forces who
died in the two world wars
first national memorial dedicated to the men and women of the United Kingdom
Armed Forces (Regular and Reserve) killed on duty or as a result of terrorist
action since the Second World War.
asked the public to contribute their memories of World War Two to a website
between June 2003 and January 2006. This archive of 47,000 stories and 15,000
images is the result.
Service Personnel and Veterans Agency
Freephone: 0800 169 2277 (UK only)
+ 44 1253 866043 (Overseas)
JASA MALAYSIA MEDAL
In 2005 the
Malaysian Government approached the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to
seek approval to present their new medal, known as the Pingat Jasa Malaysia,
to British veterans and others who served in operations in Malaya/Malaysia between
August 1957 and August 1966.
Air Forces Register of Associations
If your looking to make contact with one of the British and Commonwealth Squadron
Associations, this is your first stop. The various Associations are invariably
the best source of information if your looking for a veteran or information
on a particular squadron.
of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation
The RAF Association
(RAFA) is a membership organisation of serving and former members of the Royal
Air Force, their families and dependants and all those supporting the aims of
the Association. It is the largest single-service membership organisation in
the United Kingdom and has roughly 80,000 members and 500 Branches in the UK,
Europe and further afield. The Association provides help, assistance, comradeship
and, where required, welfare and care for the whole RAF family.
newspaper of the Royal Air Force
Website for UK defence information
Forces website for UK defence information
Bomber Command Historical Society
The Many who served with Bomber Command 1939 - 1945
Bob Baxter's RAF Bomber Command 1936 - 1968
Ministry of Defence - RAF
tells the story of the Royal Air Force's bomber aircrews, airmen and airwomen
and their contribution to victory in the Second World War (WW2) 1939-45.
(AC) Squadron Association
heavier-than-air flying machine squadron in the world; one that continues to
be operational with a history going back to the beginning of the last century.
Stirling was the RAF's first four engined bomber of the second World War. It
took a major part in the strategic offensive until 1943, then it was switched
to transport duties. Stirling crews gallantly played a major role in the Arnhem
landing after towing gliders to Normandy, and again during the Rhine crossing
is a unique Australian national institution that combines a shrine, a world-class
museum and an extensive archive.
The website can help you to plan your visit to the Memorial, research your family
history, learn more about Australia’s involvement in overseas conflict and peacekeeping,
discover items in the vast national collection - ranging from works of art,
photographs and militaria, to relics such as aircraft, tanks and guns, purchase
a book, photographic image or souvenir from the online shop.
and Aviation Memorials
by Richard Flagg
RAF HISTORICAL SOCIETY
AIRFORCE ASSOCIATION OF CANADA
A website of the very highest calibre. It is well designed and and not just
extremely interesting to browse, it is also packed to overflow with invaluable
research material. Be prepared to spend hours, it's like a good book you just
can't put down.
National WW2 Memorial
The World War
II Memorial honors the 16 million who served in the armed forces of the U.S.,
the more than 400,000 who died, and all who supported the war effort from home.
Auxiliary Airforce Association WAAF
Mrs Judy Weeks
dedicated aviation links site.
The place to
discuss with others all matters relating to historic aviation, modern military
aviation, commercial aviation and a lot more as well.
The WW2 Airfields
of the RAF and the US 8th and 9th Army Airforce as they are now!
of low level flying aircraft and where to take the best pictures.
Historic Aviation Tours
to places, attractions and shows to visit
Images Aviation Photography
professional photographer Sean Wilson
Wings of the Web
photographs and videos
site which has been in existence for a long time covering Air Crew from this
region in Canada. Many interesting stories and a great resource for researchers.
A must visit
site and the best of its kind on the internet. Its not only a wonderfull tribute
dedicated to Allied personnel who lost their lives in the Netherlands, but it
is also a great resource for researchers.
- Flugzeugabstürze - Militärische Anlagen im Kieler Umland 1939
- 1945. Nils Hemple is a researcher from Kiel Germany who for years now has
been researching the aircraft that have crashed in and around the Kiel area.
This research involves a detailed investigation and search of the actual crash
sites and a reconstruction of the aircrafts final moments.
KEES BLANKENSTIJN, A wonderfull tribute and register of all the
crew members, who are buried at Rusthof, and their aircraft. Amersfoort
(Old Leusden) General Cemetery. Kees has obviously put a tremendous amount of
selfless time and effort into this site. The site itself and the research and
detail that have gone into it are second to none.
ongoing research of Howard Martin to trace the veterans of both wars on the
Cartmel Memorial as well as the immediate Cartmel area. The amount of time and
effort he has selflessly devoted to this project and his site is unimaginable.
story on the evolution and difficulties faced by the bombers in WW2 written
by Bill Sykes. This is a must read !!!!!
Stanley Warren's site is an excellent resource dedicated to the RAF Ground Crews.
For anyone trying to track down an old comrade or looking for info on RAF Groundcrews
it is worth a visit. Stan has kept the site well organized and easy to navigate.
It also has an extensive bulletin board of veterans and families looking for
friends or information. Have a look maybe an old friend is looking for you.
An excellent general site with much research material, and what is likely the
busiest forum regarding the RAFon the internet.
This site is an interactive database where you can search for allied or German
aircraft lost over Germany. You can also help build this database by uploading
details of your own research.
Another site by Author, John Cripps (214 Family member). This is a unique
and interesting site. The concept of the site is what makes it unique, in that
it focuses on the Keepsakes, memorabalia and other means by which families preserve
memories, be it of a lost loved one or a veterans achievments during the great
wars. One instantly thinks of medals, but there is so much more. Interesting,
poignant and sometimes humorous, it is well worth a visit.
A comprehensive site covering the activities and history of the RAF 113
Squadron in the Middle East fighting both the Japanese and Germans. The 113
was a bomber squadron initially, flying Blenheims in the deserts of North Africa,
Greece, Crete, India and Burma. It later converted to a fighter Squadron flying
Hurricanes and Thunderbolts throughout Burma. The Squadron has an incredible
rich history which has to be read to be believed. This includes direct support
of the army and a key role in driving Gen Rommel from the desserts of North
Africa to flying in Monsoons driving the Japanese from the Jungles of Burma
with the famous American Flying Tigers. No squadron in RAF history was wiped
out more times, sustained higher losses or fought in more theatres than the
Home of the RAF station MARHAM. An extensive wonderfully laid out site that
covers every aspect of this famous station. It is not only for those that have
a connection to the Marham station or the Squadrons, there is something for
every aviation enthusiast both young and old. Drop in for a visit, you will
not be dissapointed.
and comprehensive site dedicated exclusively to preserving the history of 99
Squadron. The main focus of the site is on the activities of 99 Squadron RAF
during the wartime period of 1939 to 1945 but is planned to extend this period
to the pre-war years in due course.
Pursuit Squadron 1918
A research work on aerial combat during
WW1 that is second to none. I am not particularly interested in the early years
of aerial combat but I spent several hours at this site and enjoyed every
minute. Both informative, and an entertaining good read I highly recommend it.
(Be sure to read Lt Clifford McElvain, a black day)
to 214 researchers:
War Museum, Lambeth, London,
(Photo Archive) has photos of 214 Flying Fortresses and the original of Syd
Bryant's flying log book in its Document Archive (Donated by John Cripps about
eight years ago)
RAF Museum at Hendon, London,
Also has photos of 214 Flying Fortress and information on the Squadron.
Copies of the above mentioned photos can be obtained from the sources indicated.
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